ANN ARBOR - Taylor Lewan said he was playing a video game - Nintendo's Super Smash Brothers, to be exact - when he and teammates Mike Schofield and Russell Bellomy heard a crash from outside their State Street house last Wednesday.
"The power went out and I was winning, too, which made me heated," said Lewan, Michigan's left tackle. "We heard a loud noise and we walked outside and there was smoke, and a telephone wire going all over the place. We ran out and there's this guy in a car, and he was unconscious."
A car crashed on State Street, yards away from the house that Lewan lives in. Lewan, Bellomy and Schofield reached in and pulled the driver involved in the single-car accident out of his car which, according to AnnArbor.com, struck a utility pole on State Street, across from Michigan's football complex.
"We pulled him out of the car, got his keys," Lewan said. "He hit a house and there was gas near the house and the car was going, and the key was jammed in."
Mike Schofield's dad posted a tweet about the incident:
Nice job by Taylor, Michael and Russ jumping into action after a car slammed into the neighbors house Proud of you guys— Mike Schofield (@72_75) October 23, 2013
... but Schofield and Lewan elaborated a bit more on the situation.
"All the sudden the power went out, and we heard a loud bang," Schofield said. "We look outside and we saw a car in a building, so we just ran down there. Luckily there was a guy there who was a 14-year military vet and an athletic trainer somewhere, so he pretty much took over. We were kind of there for assistance, I guess."
"Really, all we did was take him out of the car, but it was a little different," Lewan said. "It was a different day. It was a bye week. We didn't have practice, so we had something else to do."
Little did they think it would involve some Good Samaritan-ship.